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Welcome to Neonatology

The Section of Neonatology provides full clinical support for infants and their families at multiple hospitals in the Denver metropolitan area and extends services throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and an 11-state area extending as far as Alaska. Our board-certified neonatologists are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in neonatal care as well as clinical and scientific research. 

Neonatologists provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week consultative, referral, and transport services to physicians and your child. Level III urgent care services are coordinated between Children's Hospital Colorado and the perinatal services at University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center.

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Children's Hospital Colorado NICU is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of critically ill infants and cares for 750 infants each year. MORE »

We offer a variety of educational programs including the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Children's Hospital Colorado. MORE »

New areas include use of stable isotopes and indirect calorimetry to study glucose and amino acid utilization; use of nitric oxide  MORE »


  • Susan Niermeyer, MD, MPH, FAAP, was named a Senior Medical Advisor for Newborn Health at the USAID Bureau for Global Health​. She will provide technical leadership on newborn health issues, including routine and special care of preterm, low birthweight and sick newborns in special newborn care units and newborn intensive care units.

  • Doug Jones, MD received the 2016 Joseph Addison Sewell Award for Exceptional Leadership and Vision from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

  • A document entitled American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society Joint Guidelines for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension was just approved by the Executive Committees of both societies. This international project was conceived and led by Steve Abman, MD, and included several members of the University of Colorado faculty, including Dunbar Ivy, MD, John Kinsella, MD, Kurt Stenmark, MD, and Robin Deterding, MD. This is the first formal guidelines on the care of children with pulmonary hypertension and resulted from 4 years of work by an international group of clinicians and scientists with expertise in pulmonary hypertension.